Adoption Status: Available to Adopt
Foster Status: In foster care
DOB: approx 3 years old
Breed: English Staffy x Whippet?
Size: Slim small Medium
Fencing Requirements: Minimum 1.5m or higher secure, dog-proof fencing around the home.
Hobbies: Going on adventures and long walks, lying in any sunny spot she can find, cuddles, being with her people, chasing her squeaky toy, EATING! Food is LIFE!
Good Habits: Affectionate, social with hoomans, social with dogs, already has lovely manners (can sit, lie down, roll over, shake hands etc), very easy to be around, house trained, crate trained, knows how to play gently, eager to please, very loving personality.
Bad Habits: Not a fan of cats, is a little wary of new people at first but soon warms up when she realises there's nothing to be worried about
Personality Type: Medium energy, gentle, great company (affectionate without being needy), very sweet nature, bonds very strongly with her hoomans
Special Requirements: None that we're aware of
Ideal Home: Kaylee would love to find a calm, quiet home with no children (or older children over 14) of her very own. Ideally she would be the only dog in the home but another calm male dog in the home may be good too. She's a medium energy girl and would love a home where she got out for good (minimum 1 hour) walks every day. Kaylee has never really had toys before coming into care so isn't really big on playing, but she loves to hang out with her hoomans and just potter around doing what you're doing or lying in the sunshine while you work from home. Kaylee much prefers having someone with her during the day so this is what we'd love to find for this super sweet girl so someone who works from home at least most of the time would be ideal.
Adoption Fee: $320
Kaylee came to our attention when she first came into the pound with a litter of 8 babies (yep, they all came in with her!). She was claimed along with one of her babies and the rest of the babes were sent off to wonderful rescues to find forever hoomans. She then came back into the pound again with her last baby a week or so later and there she and her babe stayed until we found out about them. She is now desexed so no more babies for Kaylee!
Kaylee was VERY skinny and run down when she first came into care - feeding and taking great care of 8 babies is hard on a Mama dog and she took amazing care of her babies despite being so worn down. But once she got into her foster home, we made sure she got great food, gained some weight, got loads of love and she's now a happy, shiny coated girl who loves her hoomans and LOVES her food. She does struggle to keep weight on but we suspect that's the whippet in her so she will always be slim but she'll eat as much as you'll give her! This girl will do anything you ask for a treat!
Kaylee can be a bit unsure at first with strangers, but soon warms up once she realises you're not scary or mean, she'll then give you lots of happy tail wags and be very happy to see you. When visitors arrive, she will give a few barks to let you know someone is there but stops when asked, goes up for a sniff and waits for a treat. She's also very convinced that she is in fact a lap dog, thank you very much and has been known to hop up on your lap, curl up in a ball and go to sleep.
Kaylee's foster parents have been working very hard to help her feel safe and loved and teach her all kinds of tricks which she's really enjoyed, so a home with hoomans that are willing to keep playing fun training stuff with her (especially if it involves her getting treats) is something Kaylee would love.
Kaylee is able to meet and play nicely with other dogs and has a great recall (although of course this is something any new hooman would need to spend time working on first - recall doesn't just happen, you need a bond first) but she's NOT a fan of cats. For this reason, Kaylee will need a cat free home.
Kaylee is all about her hoomans, so would very much love a home where she got to be with her hooman during at least some of the day, so someone who works from home at least some of the time would suit her down to the ground. She can be on her own sometimes but she really would prefer some hooman company. On the days you do have to leave the house, she will greet you with happy body wiggles when you arrive back home.
Kaylee loves her squeaky teddy - we're pretty sure it's the first toy she's ever had as she doesn't know what to do with a ball or any other toy we've shown her but that teddy, that's her pride and joy - she even makes sure he goes to bed with her at night. If you throw teddy for her to chase, she'll run after him and quickly take him back to her bed where he's safe bless her.
Can you offer Kaylee a safe forever home full of adventures, company, quality food, a warm bed, regular flea and worm treatments, and most importantly loads of love for the rest of her days?
As with all Pound Hounds, Kaylee must be allowed inside the home (this includes sleeping) so she can really be part of the family.